Prep Baseball Report

Nashville Preseason ID: Blast Motion Board


Colin Chamblin
Deep South Operations & Area Scout

GALLATIN, TN - The Nashville Preseason ID was held on Sunday, January 7th at Liberty Creek HS in Gallatin, TN. This event was an open event that consisted of players from the 2024-2028 classes from Volunteer state. Players went through an extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 60-yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to get numbers and metrics on TrackMan. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing at the event.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers from the event.

Click HERE to view all position stats from the event.

 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Cade Quick TN Fayetteville 2025 C 24.9 mph
2 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 24.3 mph
3 Efrain (Tre) Martinez III TN Hillsboro 2025 OF 24.0 mph
4 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 23.7 mph
5 Tyler Reynolds TN Green Hill High School 2028 3B 23.0 mph
6 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 22.6 mph
7 Rocco Cimarosti TN Centennial High School 2025 OF 22.1 mph
8 Evan Driver TN Lebanon 2025 1B 21.9 mph
9 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 21.8 mph
10 Gunner Warren TN East Robertson High School 2027 SS 21.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 23.0 mph
2 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 22.3 mph
3 Tyler Reynolds TN Green Hill High School 2028 3B 22.0 mph
4 Efrain (Tre) Martinez III TN Hillsboro 2025 OF 21.8 mph
5 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 21.5 mph

Peak Hand Speed: The observed maximum speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Efrain (Tre) Martinez III TN Hillsboro 2025 OF 71.4 mph
2 Brady Gutting TN Ravenwood 2025 1B 71.2 mph
3 Gabe Gray TN Green Hill 2025 SS 70.2 mph
4 Tyler Reynolds TN Green Hill High School 2028 3B 70.1 mph
5 CJ Potter TN Watertown 2026 C 69.3 mph
6 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 68.9 mph
7 Connor Burtch TN Independence High School 2025 SS 68.1 mph
8 Connor Caserta TN Page 2024 2B 67.8 mph
9 Bryant Moore TN Christ Presbyterian 2024 3B 67.6 mph
10 Cade Thorne TN Lebanon 2025 C 66.9 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 27.9 g
2 Knox Tenpenny TN FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2028 2B 25.4 g
3 Efrain (Tre) Martinez III TN Hillsboro 2025 OF 23.1 g
4 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 22.1 g
5 Connor Burtch TN Independence High School 2025 SS 21.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Derek Chambliss TN Beech 2024 SS 24.5 g
2 Knox Tenpenny TN FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2028 2B 19.6 g
3 Carter Baskin TN Beech 2026 SS 18.4 g
4 Leyton Coffman AL East Limestone 2025 SS 17.8 g
5 Connor Burtch TN Independence High School 2025 SS 17.1 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

 

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Upcoming Events

SHOWCASE DATE LOCATION
Mid-South Preseason ID 1/20 Collierville HS Indoor - Collierville, TN
Knoxville Preseason ID 1/27 BC Athletics - Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) 2/10 Liberty Creek HS Indoor - Gallatin, TN
North MS/West TN Rising Stars ID 3/30 The Gatorade Fieldhouse (Elevate) - Hernando, MS

  

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